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Volume 28, Number 6—June 2022

Economic Burden of Reported Lyme Disease in High-Incidence Areas, United States, 2014–2016

Sarah A. HookComments to Author , Seonghye Jeon, Sara A. Niesobecki, AmberJean P. Hansen, James I. Meek, Jenna K.H. Bjork, Franny M. Dorr, Heather J. Rutz, Katherine A. Feldman, Jennifer L. White, P. Bryon Backenson, Manjunath B. Shankar, Martin I. Meltzer, and Alison F. Hinckley
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (S.A. Hook, A.F. Hinckley); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Jeon, M.B. Shankar, M.I. Meltzer); Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (S.A. Niesobecki, A.P. Hansen, J.I. Meek); Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (J.K.H. Bjork, F.M. Dorr); Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (H.J. Rutz, K.A. Feldman); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (J.L. White, P.B. Backenson)

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Table 2

Clinician visits and duration of costs incurred, by Lyme disease category, in high-incidence areas, United States, 2014–2016

Lyme disease category
Confirmed localized
Confirmed disseminated
Median provider visits (range) 2 (1–47) 2 (1–25) 3 (1–45) 2 (1–47)
Median surveys* (range) 3 (1–12) 2 (1–12) 3 (1–12) 4 (1–12)

*Participants began taking surveys at study enrollment and continued at approximately 1-month intervals until they reported no Lyme disease–related expenses for 2 consecutive surveys or when they completed the maximum of 12 surveys. The following were collected on all surveys: dates for Lyme disease–related healthcare visits, clinician contact information, patient medical costs, nonmedical costs, and productivity losses.

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